Embarcadero Bay Bicycle Trail is a three mile trail that allows cyclists to move along Oakland, California's waterfront. The trail was created to get a safer place for any cyclist who wanted to travel around the waterfront in Oakland. Before the trail was created bikers had to be on the same route as the cars with large trucks, potholes, and other issues in the way. Now the trail allows for scenic marina and oceanfront views without having to travel on the freeway or around factories. The city council approved 1.5 million dollars for the trail to create 3 miles of bike lanes that go from Jack London Square to Alameda's Park Street Bridge.
The state financed the project along with some regional funds. The project is going to be more than 400 miles of trail to link to the San Francisco Bay Trail. In fact locals call it one link to this large project. Biking in California is a popular mode of transportation and recreation. The route gives commuters going to and from work a place to be safe in downtown Oakland. The views are mostly of Inner Harbor and Embarcadero Cove, where there are several shops and restaurants.